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Summer Vacation Ideas

Telluride is home to some of the finest ski resorts in the entire world, but most people forget the fantastic activities a resort town like this can offer in the summer. The area is particularly beautiful during the summer months and it is a great time to see the mountains in their full glory. You’ll be able to access many areas that are unreachable during the winter months and there are many opportunities for exciting and memorable adventures.

Hiking and Biking

Hiking is a very fun way to get to see the area surrounding this quaint town. You’ll be able to set your own pace and choose your own path or you can go on a guided tour and learn about the wildlife and cultural history. Plan an afternoon picnic in the wildflowers or get back in time for a luxurious lunch at a resort. Mountain biking is also incredibly popular and plenty of fun. You’ll be able to travel off the beaten path and find your own special little place in the wilderness.

Day Spas

Unwind and recharge your batteries with the many day spas in the Telluride area. Enjoy a relaxing hour in the hot tub or sauna or schedule an afternoon massage after you’ve been out having fun.

ATV, Jeep, and Horseback Tours

If walking or biking isn’t your thing, there are many different tours that offer a new way to see the countryside. Find your inner cowboy or girl on a horseback tour, or kick up your heels as you zoom around on an ATV. Jeep tours are very popular and offer a great way to really have some fun and cut loose.

Rock Climbing

Since this area is so mountainous, there are plenty of opportunities for rock climbing. No matter what your skill level is, or if you’ve never tried it before, you’ll be able to find plenty of spots to test your skills and have fun. There are guided climbs, or if you’re a pro, you can find your own face to scale.

Cultural Activities

You’ll find plenty of interesting museums and spots of local interest while you’re here. Telluride is home to some of the best art galleries in the region, as well as stores where you can purchase unique works of art and home furnishings. The views from the downtown area are impressive and you won't find a shortage of shops and restaurants.


No trip to Telluride would be complete without trying your hand at golf. Some of the best courses in the world are located right here and offer a level of play that is challenging and fun. You'll experience a 15 percent increase in flight at an altitude like this while you are on Telluride’s par 70, 18-hole course.